Ok, first things first. This is a cool movie. Like really cool. Like really really cool. Check it out:
And then there is, well, this guy.
Yeah, definitely not cool.
But then there are so many cool things that happen and cool shots showing them.
This is a great scene. It's all shot from one perspective (the passenger seat) and the tension is fantastic. The first time I saw it I thought it was kinda goofy. On this, the second viewing, I still thought it was kinda goofy, but in the best possible way.
And this scene is fantastic, too. I love the static shot from this angle for the first half of the scene. It really builds the tension to an even higher level than it already was. Then, when it cuts to this tighter shot:
the tension is ratcheted even higher than ever before. This is truly one of the greatest scenes in recent cinematic history. It's so tightly worded and so well shot that it is ridiculously powerful.
Anyways, the mexican standoff that Tarantino loves is present here, too. Twice, even.
And the execution of this scene is freaking perfect. No wonder it has become one of the iconic scenes of the 90's.
And that last shot. Whew. AWESOME.
There were some things that didn't quite work, most glaringly this shot:
which is just kind of awkward. And Tarantino kind of sucks as an actor. Besides those two things I don't really have a bad thing to say about the film.